Friday, 17 July 2015

Friday Threes - The Elise and Life Edition

This week's Friday Threes is all about me!  Well, my blog anyway.  Just indulge me for a moment, please.  I've been writing here for nearly five years and I've been a bit nostalgic over my old posts lately.  Sure, a huge number of them were terrible, but there's the odd gem in there if you're willing to search it out.  Or just read on to find out my favourites...

1 - Family Flashbacks - This one started life as pictures in an album on my mum's bookshelf and ended up providing inspiration for a series on the best dressed moments in my family's history.  My personal favourites are Hand Knits and Wedding Season, although That 70s Holiday has proved the most popular with readers.

2 - Blogs I Love - This mini-series was published here earlier this year and continues to be a big hit.  Three posts detailing all my favourite fellow bloggers and why I love them.  I'm a big believer in spreading good karma so if you haven't checked it out yet, give them a read and spread the word! (parts one, two and three)

3 - The 2013 Challenge - In which Sarah and I came up with a list of things to do that year and documented our efforts.  Some of the challenges were fun, some scary, some... challenging... (remember the Friends Monopoly game I created?) but it was definitely one of our better ideas and I had a great time contributing to that list!  (This year's Super Summer mini list is over here.)

Most fun to write
1 - A Tall Girl's Guide to Secondhand Shopping - Sure, it appealed to a pretty narrow readership and wasn't that popular, but I loved sharing my tips on how I shop on a budget as a tall gal.

2 - Reasons to visit the library - The library is one of my favourite places to hang out when I have an hour or two to spare - quiet, airy rooms where you're encouraged to read magazines and take books home?  I don't know why everyone doesn't hang out there! (Actually that would make it far less relaxing so... as you were.)

3 - I love friends who... - One of my earliest posts and a fun little tribute to my awesome bunch of real life buddies.

(I can't resist adding a bonus one here - my big long list of things that make me happy :))

1 - First post - There it is.  Short and sweet.  I did briefly have another blog but I had second thoughts and deleted it after a few weeks before returning for more.  I'm so glad I did!  I may own much less stuff and do way less sewing than I did back then, but I don't think the essence of the site has changed too much.

2 - First time meeting a fellow blogger - Sarah of course!  I can't even remember what prompted us to eventually meet but we got together in Glasgow and had fun hanging out and watching a movie.  Sarah put me right at ease, especially when she acknowledged the odd sort of way we met - I'm not sure blogger meetups were so much of a thing back then...

3 - First blogger event - Last summer I went to a photography workshop in Glasgow that Joe Bloggers organised.  I don't really get nervous at things like this - if I know I'm meeting a bunch of people that I have at least one thing in common with I get quite excited.  The learning part was great too, and I still use a lot of the skills we were taught on the day.  I've also been aqua spinning and crafting since then and they were super fun too.  Roll on the next Scottish event!


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